Gainsborough Library in Ipswich gets £10,000 boost for children’s activities

Gainsborough Library in Ipswich regularly holds activities for children, such as Easter crafts in 20

Gainsborough Library in Ipswich regularly holds activities for children, such as Easter crafts in 2016 here. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Gainsborough Library in Ipswich has been awarded a £10,000 grant from Ipswich Borough Council’s south east area committee to deliver activities for youngsters.

Gainsborough Library reopened in 2009, pictured here. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Gainsborough Library reopened in 2009, pictured here. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The library, which was revamped and re-opened in 2009, has become a hub for community activities for children, choirs and community groups, alongside the library’s programme of activities.

Now, the library has been given a £10,000 grant to carry on providing activities for young people, including a graffiti mural project, crafts, cooking and a gaming group among others.

Sarah Barber, chairwoman of the south east area committee, said: “It’s really great to see that group supported because the team work so hard there.

“I was really pleased to see that go forward – sometimes the libraries are subject to anti-social behaviour so it’s nice to reward the children that do use it well with this money.”


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